The Home Care Association of New Hampshire was formed in 1974 as a result of the merger of two organizations, the New Hampshire Home Care Association and the Bi-State Community Health Project. The merged organization was called the Community Health Care Association and its membership was comprised of non-profit home health agencies, primarily the visiting nurse organizations in the state.
In the 1980s the organization changed its name to the Home Care Association of New Hampshire, and in 1992 membership was opened to all New Hampshire-licensed providers of in-home services, including for-profit agencies. In 1997 HCANH formed a new affiliate, Granite State Home Health Association, which conducts legislative advocacy activities on home care and related concerns on behalf of providers, caregivers and consumers.
At present the Association's membership includes all of the state's visiting nurse associations and hospital-based or hospital-affiliated home care agencies, as well as other not-for-profit and proprietary agencies in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont that are licensed to provide home health services in the state of New Hampshire.